A Canadian lawmaker was caught off guard during a House of Commons virtual conference on Wednesday, according to a report.
William Amos, a liberal MP, was caught on camera standing naked in his office, flanked by the Quebec and Canadian flags, according to a screenshot obtained by The Canadian Press, CTV News reported.
The incident occurred during the interrogation period.
The 46-year-old lawmaker, who represents parts of Quebec, later apologized for the display, which he said was unintentional.
“This was an unfortunate mistake,” Amos said in a tweeted statement by CTV News reporter Rachel Aiello.
“My video was accidentally turned on while I was changing my work clothes after going for a run. I sincerely apologize to my colleagues in the House of Commons for this inadvertent distraction, ”he said.
Amos did not speak during the virtual session.
Liberal Party whip MP Claude DeBellefeuille addressed the incident after the interrogation period, according to reports.
DeBellefeuille said parliamentary decorum requires male MPs to wear formal wear, including underwear.